Malin Swimming Pool Renovation

It’s official! After what feels like forever, summer is here and with it, the opening of the Malin Pool. Do not be surprised however, if upon attending, you notice some much needed renovations; which are some of the first renovations of the pool since it’s opening in 1948.

Thanks to a $350,000 grant from the Oregon Park and Recreation Department, which covered about half of the total cost of the project, the pool was able to open in time for the summer season.

“Malin pool is the epitome of the summertime nostalgia” Kendra Schroeder, Malin Pool Manager, shared as she expressed the feeling she gets going into her eighth season. What once was a 35 yard pool now houses a nice wading pool for young swimmers as well as a 25 yard standard lap pool.

In order to accomplish the project, it required an entire removal of the old recirculating piping. Creating the wading pool required usage of the old pool deck space, while the previous filtration system was also replaced with all new equipment. The entire project was wrapped up with a new concrete surface surrounding the pool.

An open pool is the goal, however due to COVID-19, there will be some restrictions that have come with it. Malin Pool has made sure that their staff will adhere to Oregon Health Authority guidelines including: all employees wearing masks while on shift, a maximum capacity of 50 swimmers, and COVID tracing. Swimming lessons have also been cancelled; however, there has been an increase in swim camps throughout the summer to teach water safety to kids.

Expect to get your water wings wet daily from 1-5pm and again during the evening swim from 6:30-8pm each night except Sunday. You can also sign up for adult lap swim or even host a private party .

Jaselyn Story, a returning lifeguard, shared that her and her fellow lifeguards came back again this year because she enjoys watching the kids grow up over the years and loves to see who they are becoming. She asks that those who do make their way to the pool this year, come in with a good mindset and always respect the lifeguards.

Though many things have changed in our world and community, the staff of Malin pool stands by their promise to provide fun and safe entertainment for your family throughout the summer.

Broadway Park

The City of Malin has had many improvements around town over the last few years. We have added Christmas lights for the Malin park and better electrical throughout the park, we have added a Veterans Park in the heart of Malin, and even updated our city pool. However the most recent project is the addition of our very own Broadway Park located on the south entrance to Malin.

Patrick Hagerty and the Youth For Christ (YFC) team here in Malin have been working on a park to help provide a welcoming environment as you enter Malin from the south side. This park is anticipated to be finished by the end of September and be home of the latest Malin Mural, painted by Chris Young, showcasing our historic Broadway Theater. This Mural was proudly created by Marilyn Hagerty, Patrick Hagerty, and David DeFillipo in an effort to enhance the Broadway Park.  Youth For Christ has taken on many projects through the years to help enhance and restore buildings and areas in the Basin in order to use our facilities to the best of their abilities.

Broadway Park has a focus on improving an unused area of town, as the perfect place to sit and be rejuvenated. Much like the more recent Veterans Park that was installed between Malin Country Diner and the Malin Farmers Market, The Broadway Park will have a mural that depicts our Broadway Theater and even some patio-like features. However the Broadway Park will contrast the Veterans Park when it comes to the grassy landscape that is the aim. The design of the park will feature grass that will be watered by drip irrigation and will showcase a waterfall feature. “As people come into town from the south we hope that they would see the water and be able to stop for a place to reflect” Hagerty shared while describing what they hope this park will bring to our town of Malin. Other things you can watch for in this park will be a nice picnic area and place to play games like grass volleyball. During the Christmas season YFC hopes to partner with the City of Malin as they light up the city park, Broadway would also be lit up to complement the rest of town.

Just as all things YFC has done in this community and others we anticipate this park to be an incredible addition to the City of Malin. Make sure to keep an eye on this spot throughout the summer. Come this fall you will have the opportunity to enjoy it to its fullest.

Malin Heritage Dinner and Movie

Join us for our 4th Annual Malin Family Heritage Dinner and Movie.

 

When: Sunday, January 26th – Doors open at 12:30 pm.

Dinner at 1:00 pm and movie starting at 2:30 pm.

Dinner menu to showcase our local resident’s heritage.

 

Where: Way Station and Broadway Theater in Malin, Oregon.

 

Ticket prices: Adults $10, Children (12 and under) $5 and family $25.

Children under 4 yrs old get in free.

Tickets are available at Malin Country Diner, Kalina Hardware and Corner Closet.

 

Full feature movie presentation is Overcomer.

 

Sponsored by the Malin Community Service Club.

For more information call 541-723-2681 or 541-723-2021.

Malin’s 110th Year Celebration

The City of Malin, along with Malin Park, will be celebrating their 110th year of the City and 75th year of the park on July 3-7, 2019.  Historically, this event has drawn thousands of people from Oregon, California, Washington and Idaho; and this year should prove to be no exception.

As Malin celebrates its 110th anniversary and Malin Park celebrates it’s 75th anniversary as Oregon’s very first park district, there are a series of events scheduled for July 3-7.

Events will commence July 3rd with the Malin Royal Firecrackers Pageant, hosted by the Malin Community Service Club.  The Malin Royal Firecrackers is a program developed to instill, within our elementary-aged youth, the idea to give back to the community through community service projects.  This is their 2nd year of being celebrated as a group who serves the community.

Celebrations continue on July 4th with a merchant breakfast, swap meet, parade, 26th Annual Show-N-Shine Car Show, raffle, live music in the park, and a dynamic fireworks show at dusk.

July 5th begins with Historical and Agricultural Tours, a matinee at the Broadway Theater, museum hours from 4-8pm, and Downtown Cruise Night and Street Dance/Concert in the Park with the Kurt Van Meter Band from 6-10pm.

July 6th events start with the 1st Annual Disc-Golf Tournament, Historical and Agricultural Tours, Free Lunch at Noon talent show All Class Reunion, Czech music, Beer Garden, and fun games and activities for the kids.

A collaborative effort between the City of Malin, Malin Park, Rural Klamath Connects and Discover Klamath for marketing is underway.  Details regarding this event can be found by calling 541-723-2021, or by visiting the City of Malin website at www.cityofmalin.org.

Malin Family Heritage Dinner & Movie January 28

The Malin Community Service Club is sponsoring their 2nd Annual Malin Family Heritage Dinner & Movie event on Sunday, January 28th.  Dinner will begin at 1:00 pm at the Way Station in downtown Malin.  Join us for good food and great company.  Dinner menu will showcase our local resident’s heritage.  We will also present our annual Volunteer of the Year Award.  Dinner tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for children 12 & under, and $25 per family.  Children under 4 yrs of age are free.  Dinner tickets are available at Malin Country Diner, Kalina Hardware, Corner Closet, and Malin City Hall.  Limited tickets will be available at the door.  Stay after dinner for a showing of War Horse at 2:30 pm at the Malin Broadway Theater.  Donations will be accepted for the movie.  Please see flyer for more details.

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Malin Park Christmas Tree Lighting

Join the Malin Community Service Club for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Malin Community Park on Wednesday, December 13.  The festivities begin at 5:30 pm with a fundraiser dinner for the Malin Community Preschool at the Malin Community Hall.  Then the tree lights go on at 7:00 pm with Santa joining in the fun.  Make sure to bring your camera for pictures with Santa.  The trees will be lit nightly until New Year’s Day.  Please see flyer for more details.

Malin Christmas Tree Lighting 2017 flyer

Bazaar Weekend in Merrill & Malin

A great time to spend a weekend in the country and enjoy handcrafted items and homemade foods.  The communities of Merrill and Malin will host their Annual Craft Bazaars on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18.

Merrill Annual Christmas Bazaar

Merrill Civic Center, 365 Front Street, Merrill, OR

Friday, Nov. 17th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, Nov. 18th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Includes kids craft corner and Santa Claus will there Friday and Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

For more information call: Lee Harris (541) 798-5117 or Carol Cossey at (541) 891-9552

44th Annual Malin Bazaar

Malin Community Hall, 2307 Front Street, Malin, OR

Friday, Nov. 17th, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, Nov. 18th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Features all handcrafted items and baked goods.

For more information call Malin City Hall (541) 723-2021

 

 

 

Upcoming Falls Events in Malin

The City of Malin and the Malin Merchants are sponsoring a Halloween Parade in downtown Malin on Tuesday, October 31st at 3:30 pm.  Be sure to invite all your little ghosts and goblins for this fun Halloween event downtown.  For more information, please contact Malin City Hall at 541-723-2021.

Malin Halloween Parade flyer

The Malin Community Preschool will hold its first annual Harvest Celebration Fundraiser on Friday, November 3 at the Way Station in downtown Malin.  This will be a fun filled night of Bingo, loaded baked potatoes, and much more!  See flyer for more information.  Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and Bingo starts at 7:00 pm.  Pre-sale tickets available at: Bigoni’s Pizza, Papa Tanys, Malin Country Diner, Merrill Lumber, and Kalina Hardware.

Malin Harvest Celebration flyer

Registration Open for Klamath Basin Rural Tourism Studio

Travel Oregon, in partnership with Rural Klamath Connects Network and a local bi-state steering committee, will host a series of workshops during Fall and Winter 2017 in the Klamath Basin region, including the communities of Klamath Falls, Bonanza, Chiloquin, Malin, Merrill, Dorris, Tulelake and the greater basin communities.  This professional development program, designed to bolster your community’s tourism economy, offers hands-on planning and product development workshops rich in information and networking opportunities.  Community leaders, public agencies, industry associations, tourism entrepreneurs, tour operators, lodging property owners, restaurateurs and anyone with an interest in strengthening the local economy through tourism are invited to participate in the program.  Please check out industry.traveloregon.com/klamathbasin for registration information and additional details.  For questions, contact Katie Jameson at the South Central Oregon Economic Development District at katie@scoedd.org.

Produce Connection in Merrill and Malin

Get free fresh local produce at several locations in the Basin every Thursday and Friday, now through October. The Klamath/Lake Counties Food Bank is partnering with various organizations to offer free produce to any and all area residents. There are no eligibility requirements.

Please see flyer for more details.